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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Still a pink and coho frenzy in many parts of Puget Sound and local rivers

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Forgot to mention one update in my fishing report on Thursday, and that is Quilcene Bay on Hood Canal has come alive for coho. Reports show fishing has been fairly good with some scoring limits of four coho daily.

Not much has changed as of Friday, Sept. 2 in central and northern Puget Sound for pinks and coho, which remains good to excellent.

“We’re still catching a bunch of pinks and coho off Shilshole, and it is still holding up pretty good,” said Gary Krein, owner of All-Star Charters in Shilshole Bay.

Other sources say the marine areas from Edmonds north to Browns Bay are good as well as Possession Bar, Picnic Point to Mukilteo, and south off Elliott Bay clear down to Tacoma.

In the rivers the Lower Snohomish along the Lowell-Snohomish River Road, Stillaguamish (Cook Slough is closed), Puyallup, Skagit and Skykomish are all up to their necks in pinks.

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Here is a report from a co-worker who has been loading up on pinks from the shoreline of Deception Pass.

“I fished the high morning tide at Deception, and it was a circus. Probably 100 people on the beach, and average had to be at least two per (angler). Lots of limits. Guy next to me caught his four in 45 minutes. Pretty crazy when those schools roll through, and fish are finning and jumping all over the place.”

(Photos by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer)

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